Category Archives: Wild Horses in USA

USA: Silver King wild horse roundup proceeds as BLM is slapped with complaint over lack of public access

The wild horses of the Silver King Herd Management Area south of Ely, Nevada are about to know their last day of freedom.  When the day dawns on Saturday, September 25th, almost 600 stallions, mares, and unweaned foals will flee their homes with fear and terror as a belligerent helicopter whirls down upon them with one goal in mind:  capture.

Using its own brand of twitsted logic, the BLM has determined that 600 wild horses are about 546 too many for the 606,000-acre basin in Nevada’s Lincoln County.  In the 21-year period between 1985 and 2006, the agency removed 792 horses from the Silver King HMA.  Why the BLM has now decided to decimate the wild herds in this area by removing so many horses at once is a question that defies a rational answer.
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The Silver King legal action is supported by Grass Roots Horse, a nonprofit equine welfare charity with a focus on citizen action.

USA: Need Help in Arizona – this is what happens to ‘protected wild burros’

In a few short days, the government agency, Bureau of Land Management, for no explained reason  will target exclusively wild burros in Arizona, Cibola-Trigo herd. The ancestors of the wild burros truly built America. If anyone knows burros or donkeys the horror of their fate at hands of contractor sadists will hit you hard, especially if you look at the three pictures at the end of this page. Continue reading

USA: BLM Horse Slaughter Business Gets DC’s Attention

Where Have All Your Wild Horses Gone?

Wild horses are federally protected and cannot be sold in slaughter auctions.  Feral domestic horses are not covered by the same laws. The two groups can look identical.

Animal advocates and Congress want the Bureau of Land Management to explain the criteria they use to determine which horse gets to live and which horse will die.

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